The World Cup Round of 16 comes to a conclusion as two European sides will duke it out to secure the last Quarter-Final spot. The winner of this will take on the winner of Spain vs Morocco in the next round. How will the side that finished second in Group G line up against a potentially Ronaldo-less Group H winner?
Switzerland Lineup Prediction vs Portugal in Last 16 Tie
How Switzerland Have Lined Up Recently
Switzerland have settled on some key starters in this World Cup. Yann Sommer is the clear first-choice goalkeeper, although he missed their 3-2 win over Serbia with illness. Breel Embolo is all but guaranteed to lead the line, while Ricardo Rodriguez, Granit Xhaka, Silvan Widmer, and Manuel Akanji are likely to line out in their usual spots.
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Switzerland Recent Form and Tactics
The European side made it through their group with 6 points. They were steadfast in their setup, utilising a 4-2-3-1 throughout the group phase. A 1-0 defeat to Brazil is the only black mark on their record, although they worryingly didn’t manage a single shot on target in that game.
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Switzerland Injuries to Consider
Murat Yakin will only be waiting on a decision over Sommer’s illness. The coach has otherwise got an entirely healthy squad to pick from, which could see him start the same eleven as their last group game.
Switzerland Lineup Prediction
La Nati are certain to play a 4-2-3-1 formation for this crucial knockout game with the following personnel:
GK – Yann Sommer
RB – Silvan Widmer
CB – Manuel Akanji
CB – Nico Elvedi
LB – Ricardo Rodriguez
DM – Remo Freuler
DM – Granit Xhaka
LM – Xherdan Shaqiri
CAM – Djibril Sow
RM – Ruben Vargas
ST – Breel Embolo
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